I was once a daughter of darkness

I remember being stuck on men that were broken, who had yet to be healed by the Father; men who couldn’t love me, because they didn’t know the Author of love. They were lost and confused, not walking in their identity as princes of the King, sons of the King. I too had yet to discover my identity as a princess of the King, though I believed in Jesus.
So they broke my heart and I broke some of theirs.
We’re all like glass, so fragile, and broken glass cuts. We were cutting one another’s hearts with our shards of brokenness, stained with sin. We walked in darkness, stumbling and bumping into one another often, bruising one another.

“Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?”-Jesus (Luke 6:39)

The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know what makes them stumble. (Proverbs 4:19)

If you have yet to identify yourself as a “son or daughter of light” you are–like I was–a child of darkness.

For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. (Ephesians 5:5, 6, 8-10)

Sadly, I know many who believe in God, but practice fornication (having sex outside of marriage),
and think they’re children of the light.

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

Since they only know of Jesus, but they don’t know Him personally, just as at what point I knew of Him but didn’t know Him personally, they walk in darkness, harming themselves and getting harmed by others who also stumble in darkness. It’s really heart-breaking. It’s not until they really invite Jesus into their life, to take the reins–not just being Savior but Lord as well–they will continue in darkness. And if they were to die in that state of darkness, they would forever live in darkness, “weeping and gnashing their teeth,” as Jesus said.

So please, dear one, understand it is not enough to know Jesus distantly, but you must come to know Him personally. I pray you are not one of these persons described by Jesus for He affirms there will be many:

Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (Matthew 7:22, 23)

But He says in the next verses:

“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” (Matthew 7:24-27)

Please know your worth to the King, and come to Him.

With love,
Natasha

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Daughter of the King, married to a prince. Writer, actress, and my husband's side-kick filmmaker.

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